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《鵜鶘之血》(德國/保加利亞/2019/劇情)

PELICAN BLOOD (GERMANY/BULGARIA/2019/THRILLER/DRAMA)

PELIKANBLUT

 

語言:德語

Language: German

 

劇介

Wiebke(45歲)和養女Nicolina(9歲)生活在一個田園詩般的馬場。經過多年等待,她終於有機會再收養Raya(5歲),Nicolina也一直渴望有個妹妹。Raya到家之後,前幾週過得很和諧,姐妹相處得很好。但是沒多久,Wiebke發現當初害羞迷人的Raya變得越來越有攻擊性,而且對自己和他人構成危險。身為母親的Wiebke,不得不越界做出極端的決定來保護她的女兒們。

 

劇介

導演凱特琳葛貝繼屢獲殊榮的首部作品《NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN》之後,與Junafilm製片薇拉娜格拉芙霍夫特合作第二部長片,故事描述馴馬師Wiebke決定收養五歲女孩Raya,好讓她另一個養女Nicolina有個妹妹,兩個女孩都來自保加利亞。Wiebke很快意識到,Raya似乎患有情感障礙,無法與人建立情感關係,而且變得越來越凶狠,對周遭的人構成威脅,尤其是Nicolina。Wiebke諮詢了神經科醫師後,必須決定是否留下Raya⋯⋯

 

導演/編劇:凱特琳葛貝

監製:薇拉娜格拉芙霍夫特

製作公司:Junafilm,ARTE,Südwestrundfunk(SWR),Miramar Film

演員:妮娜荷絲(《Barbara》,《Phoenix》和《Homeland》),卡特琳娜利波夫斯卡,穆拉森穆斯盧

 

關於導演:

凱特琳葛貝出生於德國伊本標倫,擁有漢堡傳媒學院的導演碩士學位。她的獲獎首部作品《 Nothing Bad Can Happen 》(2013)在坎城影展一種注目單元首映。《鵜鶘之血》(2019)是她的最新作品。

 

 

 

導演聲明及靈感來源:

·           《鵜鶘之血》探討的是父母的惡夢。片名指的是基督教意象,鵜鶘啄胸用流出的血來餵養死去的幼雛,因而使牠們死而復生,象徵捨身忘我的親情和信仰。本片主角也刻畫自己的犧牲之路,以撫慰在情感上「死亡」的孩子。她採納一種可疑的療程,越來越執著於尋找解決方式。

 

·           鵜鶘餵養幼雛的意象源於古代神話。根據傳說,母鳥在饑荒時啄開自己胸膛,用鮮血餵養幼雛。基督教將此作為耶穌為人類犧牲自己的象徵,隱喻了無條件的愛和信仰。導演凱特琳葛貝在她的第二部劇情片探索了為人父母的惡夢。一部令人震撼的心理劇,描述一位母親被推向邏輯和理性的極限,結局出乎意料。

 

·           本片靈感來自一篇受虐青少年遊民的新聞報導,全片敘事穩定充滿自信,演員帶來精彩演出。凱特琳葛貝本身成為母親之後,在《鵜鶘之血》展現成熟的執導手法,交出一部作者級的原創作品。Gebbe與攝影師夫婿莫里茨舒爾特艾斯攜手合作,探索母愛的動力以及親子之間的連結。有人拿《大法師》與本片做比較,兩部片都描述母女之間的愛以及邪惡力量的羈絆。在最黑暗、駭人的可能性之下,全片仍展現了驚人的能量和美好。

 

 

獎項:

·           多倫多國際電影節特別放映

·           2020年梅里耶金獎最佳影片

·           2019年奧斯汀奇幻電影節最佳導演,凱特琳葛貝

·           2020年德國電影獎最佳剪輯入圍

·           2020年昆特榮巴赫電影獎最佳女主角,妮娜荷絲

·           2020年昆特榮巴赫電影獎薩爾媒體有限公司獎,莫里茨舒爾特艾斯

·           2020年昆特榮巴赫電影獎最佳影片入圍,凱特琳葛貝

·           2020年哥特堡電影節,國際競賽入圍,凱特琳葛貝

·           2019年漢堡影展,漢堡製片獎,German Cinema Productions

·           2019年錫切斯加泰羅尼亞國際電影節最佳歐洲電影長片,凱特琳葛貝

·           2019年錫切斯加泰羅尼亞國際電影節,最佳影片入圍,凱特琳葛貝

·           2019年聖保羅國際電影節最佳影片入圍,凱特琳葛貝

·           2019年威尼斯影展最佳影片入圍,凱特琳葛貝

·           2019年蘇黎世影展,最佳瑞士/德國/奧地利影片入圍,凱特琳葛貝

 

影展:

·           2019年威尼斯影展地平線單元開幕片

·           2019年德州奧斯汀奇幻電影節

 

影評:

·           「今年威尼斯影展最獨特的發現。」亞歷克斯比靈頓–First Showing

·           「勇敢地融合了社會寫實主義戲劇、動物故事……以及恐怖、驚悚和超自然元素的傑作」 – 好萊塢報導者

·           「無盡迷人的劇情片」-銀幕日報

 

其他資訊:

·           葛貝與德國女星妮娜荷絲合作,後者兩度獲得了格里姆獎,也榮獲柏林影展最佳女演員及德國電影蘿拉獎。

·           妮娜荷絲最新作品。

 

 

PELICAN BLOOD (GERMANY/BULGARIA/2019/THRILLER/DRAMA)

PELIKANBLUT

 

Language: German

 

Synopsis
Wiebke (45) lives together with her adoptive daughter Nicolina (9) on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt another girl, Raya (5), to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realizes that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.

 

Synopsis  

Following her award-winning debut NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN, director Katrin Gebbe has now reunited with the producer Verena Gräfe-Höft from Junafilm for her second drama which centers on the decision by the horse trainer Wiebke to adopt a five-year-old girl Raya from Bulgaria as a sibling for her older adoptive daughter Nicolina. Wiebke soon realizes, though, that Raya appears to be suffering from an attachment disorder and is incapable of establishing an emotional connection to anyone around her. The girl becomes increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others, especially Nicolina. After consulting a neurologist, Wiebke has to decide whether she is willing to keep Raya...

 

Director, Screenwriter:   Katrin Gebbe

Producer:                        Verena Gräfe-Höft

Production Co:                Junafilm, ARTE, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Miramar Film

Cast:                                        Nina Hoss (“Barbara”, “Phoenix” and “Homeland”), Katerina Lipovska, Murathan Muslu

 

About the Director:

Katrin Gebbe was born in Ibbenbüren, Germany, and holds a master's degree in directing from the Hamburg Media School. Her award - winning debut feature, Nothing Bad Can Happen (13), premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. Pelican Blood (19) is her latest film.

 

 

 

Director’s Statement and Inspiration:

·           Pelikanblut explores the nightmare vision of parenthood. The title refers to the Christian image of the mother pelican that feeds her dead offspring with her own blood and as a result brings them back to life. It is a metaphor for self-sacrificing love and faith. The protagonist of my film as well cuts her own sacrificial path in order to heal her emotionally ‘dead’ child. She starts a questionable treatment and becomes more and more obsessed with finding a solution for her dilemma.

 

·           The symbolism of a mother pelican feeding her babies is rooted in ancient myth. According to one legend, in a time of famine, the mother pierced her breast to feed her young with her own blood. The pelican was taken up by Christianity, representing Jesus sacrificing himself for humanity, and becoming a metaphor for unconditional love and faith. In her second fiction film, director Katrin Gebbe explores the nightmare version of parenthood. The result is a daring, jarring psychological drama about a mother pushed to logical and rational limits, with unexpected results.

 

·           Gebbe’s inspiration for NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN was a news article about an abused, homeless teen, and the film was remarkable in its assured vision and strong performances. PELICAN BLOOD shows her evolving as a mature and strong auteur, inspired by becoming a mother herself. Working with her husband Moritz Schultheiß, one of Germany’s best up-and-coming cinematographers, Gebbe explores the driving forces of motherhood and a mother’s bond with her child. Comparisons to the EXORCIST are valid: mothers and daughters bound together both by love and something possibly evil. The results here are considerable and even beautiful in the face of the darkest and most horrible possibilities.

 

 

Awards:

·           Special Presentation, Toronto IFF, XX.

·           Best Film, Méliès D’or Award, 2020.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Director, Austin Fantastic Fest, 2019.

·           Best Editing Nominee, German Film Awards, 2020.

·           Nina Hoss, Best Female Actor, Guenter Rohrbach Filmpreis, 2020.

·           Moritz Schultheiß, Preis der Saarland Media GmbH, Guenter Rohrbach Filmpreis, 2020.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Film Nominee, Guenter Rohrbach Filmpreis, 2020.

·           Katrin Gebbe, International Competition Nominee, Göteborg FF, 2020.

·           German Cinema Productions, Hamburg Producers Award, Hamburg FF, 2019.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Feature Length European Film, Sitges – Catalonian IFF, 2019.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Motion Picture Nominee, Sitges – Catalonian IFF, 2019.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Film Nominee, São Paulo IFF, 2019.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Film Nominee, Venice FF, 2019.

·           Katrin Gebbe, Best Film in Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria Nominee, Zurich FF, 2019.

 

Festivals:

·           Opening Film, Orizzonti, Venice FF, 2019.

·           Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas, 2019.

 

Reviews:

·           "One of the most unique discoveries at the Venice Film Festival this year." Alex Billington – FirstShowing

·           „ambitious mix of social-realist drama, animal story .... and elements from the horror, thriller and supernatural“ – THR

·           „an endlessly intriguing drama“ - ScreenDaily

 

Other Info:

·           This time, Gebbe is working with German thespian Nina Hoss who has twice won the Adolf Grimme acting award, as well as the Silver Bear for Best Actress both at Berlinale and the Lolas.

Nina Hoss latest performance -